According to Sapen, if you are a woman who is looking for a mate online, you can “assume Mr.
X is trying to impress you enough to get you to go out with him with as little delay as possible.
For some reason, nailing the profile or spotting lies in other people’s profiles tends to be the hard part.
And if you just want to shag, well, you'll find that plenty of women are up for that too—but they're probably more discerning than you might think.
Bottom line: You need to optimize your profile so you're attracting the right kind of women and do everything you can to stand out for all the right reasons.
When you see more “normal” looking pictures, be wary for those that are blurry, taken from far way or are clearly out of date.
You want someone who will be upfront with you from the start – and their profile picture is probably the first way they can prove this. You want someone who wants to get to know you – and has taken the time to respond in a personalised (and non-generic) way.
Each year, thousands of Americans are fooled by scammers posing as potential soul mates online.